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ELA G3:M4:U1

Building Background Knowledge: Water Around the World

Each unit is made up of a sequence of between 5-20 lessons. The “unit at a glance” chart in the curriculum map breaks down each unit into its lessons, to show how the curriculum is organized in terms of standards address, supporting targets, ongoing assessment, and protocols. It also indicates which lessons include the mid-unit and end-of-unit assessments.

Lesson 1Discovering Our Topic: Freshwater Around the World

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Infer the Topic (15 minutes)

B. Introducing the Performance Task and the Module Guiding Questions (10 minutes)

C. Engaging the Reader: Water Dance (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. KWEL Chart: Freshwater Around the World (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read and reflect on the guiding questions for the module. Talk about them with someone at home. How do the questions make you feel? Why? What do they make you think about? You can sketch or write your reflections.

  • I can infer the topic of this module from the resources. (RI.3.1)
  • I can determine the central message of Water Dance. (RL.3.2)
  • I Notice/I Wonder note-catcher (RI.3.1, W.3.8)

Lesson 2Determining the Main Idea: Pages 4–5 of One Well: The Story of Water on Earth

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A.Reflecting on Module Guiding Questions (10 minutes)

B.Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reading Aloud: One Well, Pages 4–5 (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Launching Independent Reading (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud. (SL.3.2)
  • Determining the Main Ideas note-catcher (SL.3.2)

Lesson 3Answering Text-Dependent Questions: Pages 4–5 of One Well: The Story of Water on Earth

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: Rereading One Well, Pages 4–5 (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Language Dive: The Function of Nouns (15 minutes)

B. Answering Text-Dependent Questions: One Well, Pages 4–5 (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. KWEL Chart: Freshwater Around the World (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete the Language Dive Practice: Nouns in your Unit 1 homework.

B. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can explain the function of nouns. (L.3.1a)
  • I can use the text to answer questions about pages 4–5 of One Well. (RI.3.1, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, L.3.4)
  • Text-Dependent Questions: Pages 4–5 of One Well (RI.3.1, RI.3.4, RI.3.7. L.3.4)

Lesson 4Determining the Main Idea: Pages 6–7 of One Well: The Story of Water on Earth

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reading Aloud: One Well, Pages 6–7 (15 minutes)

B. Language Dive: The Function of Pronouns (15 minutes)

C. Answering Text-Dependent Questions: One Well, Pages 6–7 (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. KWEL Chart: Freshwater Around the World (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete the Language Dive Practice: Pronouns in your Unit 1 homework.

B. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud. (SL.3.2)
  • I can explain the function of pronouns. (L.3.1a)
  • I can use the text to answer questions about pages 6–7 of One Well. (RI.3.1, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, L.3.4)
  • Text-Dependent Questions: Pages 6–7 of One Well (RI.3.1, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, SL.3.2, L.3.4)

Lesson 5Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Answering Questions about an Informational Text

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Answering Questions about an Informational Text (40 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Tracking Progress (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud. (SL.3.2)
  • I can explain the function of nouns and pronouns. (L.3.1a)
  • I can use the text to answer questions about pages 8–9 of One Well. (RI.3.1, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, L.3.4)
  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Answering Questions about an Informational Text (RI.3.1, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, SL.3.2, L.3.1a, L.3.4)
  • Tracking Progress: Reading, Understanding, and Explaining New Text (R.1, R.4, R.10, L.4)

Lesson 6Determining the Main Idea: Pages 16–19 of One Well: The Story of Water on Earth

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: One Well, Pages 16–19 (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Determining the Meaning of Unfamiliar Vocabulary: One Well, Pages 16–19 (15 minutes)

B. Language Dive: The Function of Adjectives (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Determining the Main Ideas: One Well, Pages 16–19 (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete the Language Dive Practice: One Well: Adjectives in your Unit 1 homework.

B. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can explain the function of adjectives. (L.3.1a)
  • I can determine the main ideas and supporting details of pages 16–19 of One Well. (RI.3.2)
  • Glossary: Pages 16–19 of One Well (RI.3.4, L.3.4)
  • Research note-catcher (RI.3.1, RI.3.2, W.3.7, W.3.8)

Lesson 7Determining the Main Idea: Pages 20–21 of One Well: The Story of Water on Earth

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: One Well, Pages 20–21 (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Language Dive: The Function of Verbs (15 minutes)

B. Determining the Main Ideas: One Well, Pages 20–21 (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Researching: Why Must We Act Now to Protect Our Water Supply? (20 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete the Language Dive Practice: One Well: Verbs in your Unit 1 homework.

B. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can explain the function of verbs. (L.3.1a)
  • I can determine the main ideas and supporting details of pages 20–21 of One Well. (RI.3.1, RI.3.2)
  • Determining the Main Ideas note-catcher (RI.3.1, RI.3.2)

Lesson 8Determining the Main Idea: “Access to Freshwater”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: "Access to Freshwater" (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Close Reading: "Access to Freshwater" (25 minutes)

B. Determining the Main Idea: "Access to Freshwater" (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Comparing and Contrasting: "Access to Freshwater" and One Well, Pages 20–21 (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can determine the main ideas and supporting details of "Access to Freshwater." (RI.3.1, RI.3.2)
  • I can compare and contrast the main ideas and supporting details on pages 20–21 of One Well with "Access to Freshwater." (RI.3.9)
  • Determining the Main Ideas Note-catcher: "Access to Freshwater" (RI.3.1, RI.3.2)

Lesson 9Determining the Main Idea: Pages 22–23 of One Well: The Story of Water on Earth

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: One Well, Pages 22–23 (5 minutes) B.Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Language Dive: The Function of Adverbs (15 minutes)

B. Determining the Main Ideas: One Well, Pages 22–23 (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Researching: Why Must We Act Now to Protect Our Water Supply? (20 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete the Language Dive Practice: One Well: Adverbs in your Unit 1 homework.

B. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can explain the function of adverbs. (L.3.1a)
  • I can determine the main ideas and supporting details of pages 22–23 of One Well. (RI.3.1, RI.3.2)
  • Determining the Main Ideas note-catcher (RI.3.1, RI.3.2)

Lesson 10Determining the Main Idea: “Population Growth”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: "Population Growth" (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A.Close Reading: "Population Growth" (25 minutes)

B. Determining the Main Ideas: "Population Growth" (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Comparing and Contrasting: "Population Growth" with One Well, Pages 22–23 (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can determine the main ideas and supporting details of "Population Growth." (RI.3.1, RI.3.2)
  • I can compare and contrast the main ideas and supporting details on pages 22–23 of One Well with "Population Growth." (RI.3.9)
  • Determining the Main Ideas Note-catcher: "Population Growth" (RI.3.1, RI.3.2)

Lesson 11Determining the Main Idea: Pages 24–25 of One Well: The Story of Water on Earth

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader: One Well, Pages 24–25 (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Determining the Meaning of Unfamiliar Vocabulary: One Well, Pages 24–25 (15 minutes)

B. Determining the Main Ideas: One Well, Pages 24–25 (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Researching: Why Must We Act Now to Protect Our Water Supply? (20 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can determine the main ideas and supporting details of pages 24–25 of One Well. (RI.3.1, RI.3.2)
  • Determining the Main Ideas note-catcher (RI.3.1 RI.3.2)

Lesson 12End of Unit 1 Assessment: Comparing and Contrasting Informational Texts

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Returning Mid-Unit 1 Assessment (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. End of Unit 1 Assessment: Comparing and Contrasting Informational Texts (35 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Tracking Progress (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can explain the function of adjectives, verbs, and adverbs. (L.3.1a)
  • I can determine the main ideas and supporting details of "Water Pollution." (RI.3.1, RI.3.2)
  • I can compare and contrast the main ideas and supporting details on pages 24–25 of One Well with "Water Pollution." (RI.3.9)
  • End of Unit 1 Assessment: Comparing and Contrasting Informational Texts (RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.9, L.3.1a)
  • Tracking Progress: Reading, Understanding, and Explaining New Text (R.1, R.4, R.10, L.4)

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